The best Samsung Galaxy S24 plans in Australia

New year, new Samsung Galaxy S series!

Best Galaxy S24 plan
Samsung Galaxy S24 Marble Gray
Samsung Galaxy S24 256GB
Starts at

Vodafone $49 Small Plan

of data

calls and text

✅ Deal
Get a $400 bonus trade-in credit when you trade in an old phone towards the new Samsung Galaxy S24. T&Cs apply.

Best Galaxy S24+ plan
S24 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S24+ 256GB
Starts at

Vodafone $49 Small Plan

of data

calls and text

✅ Deal
Get a $400 bonus trade-in credit when you trade in an old phone towards the new Samsung Galaxy S24+. T&Cs apply.

Cheapest Optus deal
Samsung Galaxy S24 product image
Samsung Galaxy S24 256GB
Starts at

$52 Optus Choice Plan

of data

calls and text

✅ Bonus Watch 
Offer available until 30/06/24. Customers will be eligible to receive one Samsung Galaxy Watch6 ’Graphite’ 44mm LTE. New & existing customers. T&Cs apply.

Cheapest Telstra deal
Samsung Galaxy S24 256GB
Starts at

Telstra $62 Basic Upfront Plan

of data

calls and text

✅ Bonus Gift

Offer available until 04/03/24. Customers will be eligible to receive one Samsung Galaxy Watch6 ’Graphite’ 44mm LTE. New & existing customers. T&Cs apply.

Anula Wiwatowska
Feb 07, 2024
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The Galaxy S24 has officially been revealed and pre-orders are now live in Australia.

In this guide we dive into the Samsung Galaxy S24 and the Galaxy S24 Plus, their pricing, any new features, and the best plans for both handsets. 

Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus plans

Photograph of the Samsung Galaxy S24 colours -

Every Galaxy S24 phone is available on a plan through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. Each of these providers offer plans in the exact same way; you’ll have two agreements with the provider - one to pay off the price of the phone, and the other for your mobile service

The price of the phone is divided by the number of months in your contract. A 24-month plan means you’ll pay the price of the phone, divided by 24, each month. 36-month plans are naturally a cheaper option, but you are locked in to the provider for an extra year. On top of that you’ll pick your SIM plan based on your budget, and how much data you need per month.

As predicted, the 2024 Galaxy lineup has a more expensive entry point but it's not necessarily more expensive in every way. Read our guide to Galaxy S24 pricing for a full explanation. 

Samsung Galaxy S24 plans

This year, the Samsung Galaxy S24 won't have a 128GB option. Which is a bit of letdown for the true bargain hunters among us, but the upshot of this is that the 256GB model is cheaper now. At the time of writing, the cheapest monthly plan for the Galaxy S24, all things considered, is the Vodafone $49 Small Plan. That gets you 50GB of data, unlimited calls and text, $200 off the overall hardware cost and bonus trade-in credit if you've got an older (eligible) Samsung Galaxy handset waiting in the wings. The handset and plan costs add up to $82.30 per month over 36 months. Of course, you do have options for a 24-month plan, but you'll pay the same for the handset in the long run. You'll just pay it off quicker. 

Tip: Expand the sections below for more options for 36 and 24-month Samsung Galaxy S24 plans

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus plans

After that bigger 6.7-inch display but don't want to fork out for the Galaxy S24 Ultra? Here are the cheapest Galaxy S24 Plus plans currently available. 

Price: How much does the Galaxy S24 cost outright?

Like everything, the Samsung Galaxy flagship is more expensive this year. The iPhone 15 family went up by between $50-$100 on average. 

However, Samsung is justifying the higher entry price for the Galaxy S24 handsets, in a way. In short, Samsung has ditched the 128GB model, so we're left with the 256GB model as our entry point. BUT Samsung has actually dropped the price of that variant this year to make up for it.

The 256GB Samsung Galaxy S24 starts at $1,399. That's more expensive than last year's 128GB model, but also cheaper than the S23 256GB model. With that said, the S24 Ultra is more expensive across the board. 

Here's a further breakdown of outright pricing at launch.

ModelPriceMore info
Samsung Galaxy S24 256GB
Samsung Galaxy S24 512GB
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus 256GB
Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus 512GB
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 256GB
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 512GB
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra 1TB

For reference, here's how much the Samsung Galaxy S23 cost outright at launch in Australia. 

Galaxy S23$1,349$1,449--
Galaxy S23 Plus-$1,649$1,849-
Galaxy S23 Ultra-$1,949$2,249$2,649
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Expert Advice
"To save money in the long run, you're better off buying your phone outright, and getting a SIM plan from a smaller provider. These telcos have better dollar-to-data value on their plans, and you'll spend less over the life of your phone than you would opting for one of the three big telcos."
Anula Wiwatowska, Social Media Editor
Anula Wiwatowska Social Media and Content Editor

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Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus: Specs and Features

Both the Samsung Galaxy S24 and the S24 Plus boast few major hardware upgrades. The screens are a bit bigger this year, and they pack updated processors but as far as camera tech and general aesthetics, they're much of a muchness. 

Where Samsung says the upgrade matters this year, is in it's AI features, which will be available in all three devices. 

It is important to know that the S24 and the S24 Plus are pretty much be the same phones just with different sized screens. If you want a big lad, go for the Plus, if you are a small handed fellow (like me) you'll probably be happier with the S24.

Galaxy S24 AI features

2024 is already the year of AI (if CES is anything to go by at least,) and the rumours around Galaxy AI proved to be true; Samsung went hard with the AI this year. It dominated the keynote.  

Samsung describes Galaxy AI as "a comprehensive mobile AI experience," and that's the impression we got in our hands-on preview of the Galaxy S24. AI isn't just a feature of the Galaxy S24, its woven through every part of the Galaxy smartphone experience. Photos, chat, search, you name it. Samsung has placed a little AI cherry on just about every feature of your modern smartphone this year.   

Here's a glimpse at just a few of the AI features Samsung is spruiking with the S24: 

  • Live translate: Real-time voice and text translations in of phone calls in the phone app.
  • Interpreter: Instantly translate real-world conversations via a split-screen review (and it doesn't require an internet connection.) 
  • Chat Assist: Gives your shorthand text messaging a more natural, conversational feel. 
  • Transcribe Assist: Uses AI-supported Speech-to-text technology to summarise conversations even with multiple speakers
It'd be easy to write off the Galaxy S24 as an old phone with a few new tricks, but AI-powered software features add complicated and compelling possibilities to a robust rendition of a familiar formula.

Galaxy S24 camera

The physical camera hardware of the S24 and S24 Plus haven't changed all that much year on year. The triple-lens array on both the S24 and S24 Plus will get you a  50MP wide main shooter, a 12MP telephoto lens for close-up shots and portraits and a 12MP ultrawide lens. Once again, however, Samsung is more focused on selling you on its AI-enabled camera improvements than the hardware itself. Here are a few of the AI photography highlights: 

  • ProVisual Engine: The suite of AI features that assist with every step of the process, from framing the perfect shot to publishing the results.
  • Galaxy AI editing: A range of AI editing features we've come to expect; shadow removal, composition tweaks and reflection editing. This is coupled with Edit Suggestion, which aims to take the guesswork out for you and automate the AI edit notes. And, of course, it wouldn't be an AI feature without Generative Edit, a feature that allows you to fill, remove, replace any person, object or thing in your photos with a simple request. 

Galaxy S24 battery and processor

It's a bit of a split this year. The Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus have been lumped with an Exynos 2400 processor while the Galaxy S24 Ultra will pack a Gen 3 Snapdragon 8 processor in Australia this year. Both powerful in their own right, but it doesn't take a genius to guess which one is more efficient (hint: it's the more expensive one.

Last year the Galaxy S23 was released in Australia with the Snapdragon Gen 8 chipset, with the S23 FE released later in the year with the Exynos 2200 chip. 

This year's standard lineup sees a slight upgrade on last year's FE model, which begs the question: what will the eventual Galaxy S24 FE look like?

Galaxy S24 colours

Samsung has dived head first into a pastel painting the last few years and the Galaxy S24 and S24 colours do little to buck that trend. We've got a nice shade of Violet, a muted Yellow and the typical White and Black variants. 

Samsung is also doing that thing where it offers exclusive colours through its online store again but this year, they're kind of tempting. 

Samsung Galaxy S24 Marble Gray

Marble Gray

Look at it, a slab of marble just waiting to be transformed. What will emerge out of it? Another David? Perhaps a Mike? Set your chisels to stun.

Samsung Galaxy S24 product image

Cobalt Violet

This is the true throwback device colour. Cobalt is used in lithium-ion batteries, making Cobalt Violet an explosive reminder of Samsung's past.

Onyx Black

You stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back. The abyss starts to vibrate across the table. The abyss also has TikTok. 

S24 Plus

Amber Yellow

Bright as the sun, Amber Yellow reminds you that the world doesn't revolve around you. It revolves around the sun... or your device that is sun-coloured.

Below are the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 colours that are currently exclusive to the Samsung store

Galaxy S24 Sandstone Orange

Sandstone Orange

Orange. You're going to love it or hate it.

For those who love orange, Sandstone might not be gaudy enough, but at least it stands out from the crowd. 

Galaxy S24 Sapphire Blue

Sapphire Blue

Do me a favour and Google "Sapphire". Stunning, right? Such a rich blue with so much nuance and depth. This ain't that.

This blue is more akin to the standard Windows theme blue. I'm getting tired just looking at it. 

Galaxy S24 jade Green

Jade Green

It's the same story as Sapphire here. You can't just polish an Eclipse Mint and call it Jade.

Jade is dark and earthly, mysterious. This looks like something you'd chew before taking a random breath test. 

Samsung Galaxy S24 vs S24 Plus vs S24 Ultra

Galaxy S24 Plus
Galaxy S24 Plus
Galaxy S24 Ultra
Display size6.2-inch6.7-inch6.8-inch
ResolutionFull 1080p HD+ Quad HD+Quad HD+
Refresh RateUp to 120HzUp to 120HzUp to 120Hz
Rear Cameras50MP + 12MP + 10MP50MP + 12MP + 10MP200MP + 12MP + 10MP + 50MP
Periscope cameraNoNoYes
Optical zoomUp to 3x zoomUp to 3x zoomUp to 5x zoom
Front Camera12MP12MP12MP
ProcessorExynos 2400Exynos 2400Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
Storage256GB or 512GB256GB or 512GB256GB or 1TB
DurabilityGorilla Glass Victus 2Gorilla Glass Victus 2Gorilla Glass Armour
5GSub 6Sub 6Sub 6
S PenNoNoYes
ColoursCobalt Violet, Amber Yellow, Onyx Black, Marble GreyCobalt Violet, Amber Yellow, Onyx Black, Marble GreyTitanium Black, Titanium Grey, Titanium Yellow, Titanium Violet
PriceFrom $1,399From $1,699From $2,199
Anula Wiwatowska
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Anula is the Content and Social Media Editor within the extended universe. Working in the tech space since 2020, she covers phone and internet plans, gadgets, smart devices, and the intersection of technology and culture. Anula was a finalist for Best Feature Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards, and an eight time finalist across categories at the IT Journalism Awards. Her work contributed to WhistleOut's Best Consumer Coverage win in 2023.

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